Quick Links

Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Main Navigation


Agriculture (FFA)

Home > breadcrumbs: Activities/Athletics > breadcrumbs: Agriculture (FFA) >


Ajax Loading Image



By Rebekah Beltz

October 29, 2012

By: Rebekah Beltz


            The Plainview FFA chapter returned from their 5-day adventure in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday October 27. The lucky few that got to go consisted of 9 members and Mr. Kment. The eager group left Tuesday October 23 at 8:00 p.m. from the Ag shop to head to Norfolk to get on a charter bus. While on the bus the kids slept, talked, and watched movies for 18 hours with rest stops in-between time. When they got down there they got settled in to the Sheraton Hotel and got dressed in official dress for the first opening session; there at Conseco Fieldhouse they sat in the stadium and listened to a key note speaker, Scott Hamilton, who inspired everybody that no matter how hard your life seems, keep going and try harder. After the session everybody went back to the hotel and got ready for the next day.

            Day two started early, everyone was dressed and on the bus by 7 a.m. The sleepy group walked around the career show and learned about the new inventions of agriculture and saw different colleges from all over the United States. After they got their fill of the career show they made their way back over to Conseco Fieldhouse for the afternoon session where Morgan Hall, the secretary; and Rachel Sorensen, the president; walked across the stage to receive the National Chapter Award, Plainview’s FFA Chapter received 3 stars on this award. The chapter was in the top 10% of the states excellence chapter application, and then sent to the national judges to judge our application where it received the 3 stars.  That night the kids listened to another great keynote speaker named Dr. Lowell Catlett who gave an amazing speech.

            All in all the kids had a great time, got to see the big city, heard some great speeches, and learned new ways to improve their agricultural ways in life. 




Back To Top